Elina Svitolina vs Daria Kasatkina – Pick. We promised a 2nd one today for free, so hopefully everyone benefits. However, we are limited to the numbers we can add for FREE, meaning you shouldn’t expect much more this week!
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ELINA SVITOLINA vs DARIA KASATKINA – PICK
Both Elina Svitolina and Daria Kasatkina like to play the long game, it’s just that according to past meetings Svitolina does it better!
As a matter of fact, the Ukrainian leads the head-to-head by a one-sided 7-0. Five of those meetings were completed in straight sets, and the last of them was in the 4th round of this year’s French Open!
Svitolina won 5 of those matches on hard court, and three of them were Stateside! Her strike rate is higher on this surface (67.85%), so she can be more than optimistic going into today’s match!
The 28-year-old started the tournament with a tidy win over Victoria Azarenka, and from what we have been watching she looked well-prepared for the American Swing season!
Lastly, despite taking time out for the birth of her child, Elina is ranked at a solid 27. While she’s got some way to go if she’s going to get near her career-high rank of 3, she’s heading in the right direction!
Dasha started the week at rank 11, that’s three places lower than her (March 2023) career-high rank of 8. For the record, the 26-year-old is 25/17 this year, albeit a negative 7-8 on hard court.
A look at the stats reveals Kasatkina wins 58% of her matches on this surface. In comparison, her strike rate on clay is 71.4%, and across all surfaces, she averages 64.4% wins.
Incidentally, Kasatkina started the tournament with a 6/3 7/5 win against Elise Mertens!
In conclusion, the head-to-head record speaks for itself. We liked what we saw from Elina in the opening round, and she’s got the surface advantage. Finally, playing a Russian will give the Ukrainian even more motivation!
BET: ELINA SVITOLINA
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